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is visiting india for the first time in 40 years. talks with the indian prime minister who has offered his backing to the democratization process under way in myanmar. this visit has special significance because india is a neighbor of myanmar and its economy is booming. it's also an emotional return to a country where she lived in the 1960s when her mother was ambassador. the nobel laureate has made several trips to india, europe and the united states. the visit to myanmar in may was the first by an incumbent prime minister of india in 25 years. india has lagged behind china when it comes to forging ties with myanmar, but. afghanistan produces more than 80% of opium circulated around the world but trade in the truck threatens to destabilize the entire region. politicians from several nations have been meeting in the pakistani capital in islamabad. >> cabinet nebs in 11 nearby countries attended the conference that ended on tuesday. opium used in afghanistan is smuggled into pakistan and several asian nations. the united nations office on drugs and crime says 5,800 tons of opium was made fr
. southeast asia is strategically important, located between china and india, and along the route of important sea lanes that power the world economy. it's also a growing market with a population of more than 500 million people. china has been trying to increase its political and economic influence in the region. the united states has to compete with that. by coming to southeast asia with this historic visit to myanmar and a presence here at the east asia summit, obama hopes to advance that agenda. >> now, what role did the u.s. play in the south china sea issue? and what is its agenda there? >> right. the philippines and vietnam are two asean countries in direct confrontation with china over the south china sea. they want legally binding rules to resolve the disputes. in the summit meeting, obama sided with them by calling for the quick creation of a code of conduct. but china remains cautious about that. asean nations need to work together for the sake of their economic goals. they also need peacef fuful relations with china, which, after all, is is the world's second largest economy. balanc
economies such as india. suzuki has been selling mostly small cars in the u.s. since 1985. the company's annual sales there peaked in 2007 when they sold more than 100,000 units. but the recession following the 2008 collapse of lehman brothers was a blow to suzuki. the stronger yen also made the situation worse. annual sales for last year plummeted to 27,000 units. suzuki spokespersons say they'll continue selling vehicles in hawaii while only offering motorcycle s and marine engines in the rest of the country. >>> japan has decided to ease restrictions on beef imports from the united states. the government has made the decision after a panel of experts has reported that the step will post no safety risk. u.s. beef imports will start to increase from as early as the beginning of next year. japan's health ministry decided to allow imports of beef from cattle 30 months or younger. that's on condition that the brain and spinal cord continue to be removed. these are parts where the pathogen of mad cow disease is believed to accumulate. japan decided seven years ago to limit u.s. beef impor
towards the north. but around bangladesh and eastern india, going into the early part of next week, you'll be wanting to watch this. there will be some heavy rainfall coming out of it. as far as temperatures, though, hong kong with a high of 22 on your saturday, chongqing at 20, minus 6 in ulan bator, and over here towards tokyo, getting down to 15. but once again, going into sunday, even monday, it is going to be getting much chillier than that, highs only around 10 degrees. over towards the americas, high pressure is dominating. what that means, big capping dome here of clear skies is on tap. some cool temperatures, but it's going to be fairly nic here going through your weekend. across the west coast, though, not so much the case. we have a few pacific storm systems pushing onshore here bringing with it some heavy rainfall, reducing visibilities out across the areas. if you're flying out of vancouver, seattle, even san francisco, check your flights out ahead of time. they could be delayed or canceled. then farther inland, skiers are going to be happy. some heavy snow will be falling
the current framework in which major emitters such as china and india are exempt from reduction targets. developing nations want to put off deciding on a new framework that would oblige them to target such goals. the talks are to last until december 7th. >>> no end is in sight to protests in egypt over president mohamed morsi's decision to grant himself sweeping powers. a nationwide demonstration is scheduled for tuesday. on sunday a protest in a northern city turned violent. demonstrators clashed with morsi supporters, including members of the muslim brotherhood. the two sides threw stones and gasoline bombs. one person died, and more than 30 were injured. more than 10,000 people staged a sit-in in cairo's tahrir square. they urged morsi to revoke his announcement. the country's ministry of health says about 300 people have been injured in clashes between protesters and security forces. morsi last week added new clauses to the constitution. one says courts cannot reverse his decisions. presidential officials denied that morsi is consolidating his power. they said he made the decree to
is scheduled to begin on thursday. >>> tibetan exiles of india have taken to the streets in new delhi to protest the new government. >> reporter: tibetan exiles are angry about -- hundreds gathered in the indian capital wednesday to criticize china. they say its policies have driven does accepts of tibetan refugees to set fire to themselves. >> reporter: tibetan people are protesting daily to show their solidarity with self imgreat fors. 400 demonstrators protested in tibet. >> you cannot talk about religion, and you cannot, you know, say anything against the government. >> reporter: the tibetan government in exile says the situation is desperate in chinese provinces. it's said 72 tibetans in china have set fire to themselves this year. 60 of them died. the chinese government claims that the lalama encourages their actions. china and the deli lama have held negotiations since 2002. the dalchina's position hasle n changed since january of 2010. china's leadership transition began this month. tibetan leaders hope that wednesday's demonstration will add pressure to those taking power in
been taking similar steps as the philippines, and india is also taking countermeasures. >> translator: don't read too much into the new design. we'll discuss this matter with related countries so people can cross borders freely. >> reporter: but for the philippines and other countries, it's difficult not to see the change as a sign of china's true intentions, especially as the country is making moves to assert control over the south china sea. china's state-run xinhua news agency reports that hainan province in southern china has stopped customers in the region unless they have permission. in july, china formed a new administrative body that governs the disputed islands in the south china sea. hainan's new ordinance underpins the central government's hard-line strategy. china's top leadership changed hands this month, and the new regime is showing no sign of easing its tough stance on territorial issues involving the philippines and other neighbors. keiichi tanaka, nhk world, manila. >>> malaysia's rule cog ligs has been in power for more than half a century as the country's largest p
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